Put these foolish ambitions to rest.
Margit, the Fell Omen is the first essential boss in ELDEN RING, and he proves to be a massive hurdle to bypass once you reach him. Chances are, like many other players (including myself), you reached Margit, got decimated countless times, and wondered exactly what you were doing wrong. Well, I'm here to help you out!
I'd like to preface this by mentioning that just reaching Margit doesn't necessarily mean he is the boss you have to fight next. Since the game indicates for you to follow the Guidance of Grace to find your objective, it's easy to stumble upon Margit far too early, as you are actually encouraged — nay, expected — to explore the world before you fight him. As such, my first "tip" to fight Margit is simple: don't. Don't fight him until you have a decent enough weapon (such as a +3 weapon), don't fight him until you are at a higher level, and don't fight him until you've explored enough of Limgrave. You'll do yourself a favour by not being underleveled by the time you fight Margit.
Now onto the boss fight: Margit, the Fell Omen fights quickly and deals plenty of damage. Although fighting him shieldless and rolling through every attack is completely possible, I would heartily advise against it. A 100% shield assists you greatly in taking him on, though do keep in mind that his light weapons deal chip damage to any 100 physical shield. Try using your block often in the fight, but make sure that you are using it wisely rather than depending far too much on it.
Despite how daunting Margit is as a boss, he is actually one of the easier ones; a large part of his "difficulty" is due to how early some players discover him. Once you learn the attacking opportunities, he should be simple enough. A big part of Margit's boss fight — and ELDEN RING overall — is patience. Like DARK SOULS and any other soulslike, your success purely depends on you remaining calm. Learn his moves, fight carefully, and take breaks appropriately.
Since you'll probably want to take a shield into the fight, you might not have the Equip Load to take a heavy weapon too; that's okay. Instead, you'll want to have a quick weapon (uchigatana for samurai class starters, any longsword, daggers...) to have the opportunity to hit him when he's vulnerable but be able to react accordingly when he recovers; Margit's recovery time is deceptive, and that can be perilous. A quicker weapon should facilitate getting as many hits as you feel comfortable while also having the defensive means to roll away when necessary.
Lastly, try to pay attention to how Margit fights. Dedicate a few deaths to block through all of his hits and find out when he uses his light weapons; this way, you'll know which combos he uses that chip through your shield and the rhythm to dodge them. Knowing when he's gonna chip through your life with a light weapon is a fantastic way to halt the damage he does in combat.
Following these tips, you should be able to beat Margit in no time! Now that I’ve killed him, I hold Margit, the Fell Omen as one of my favourite bosses in ELDEN RING, and I hope you do too!
Test your mettle against Margit, the Fell Omen and check out ELDEN RING!